Jobs matter in Afghanistan – find out why

06 Dec 2013

Two men spinning silk.

Hand in Hand Afghanistan CEO Abdul Rahim Nasry tells the Cambridge International Development conference why supporting micro-entrepreneurs matters more than ever in Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahim Nasry talking to Taj Mohammad in Sholgara, Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim Nasry with Taj Mohammad | Sholgara, Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election and withdrawal of international troops are threatening Afghanistan’s fragile economic progress, said Nasry. Creating sustainable business opportunities for poor rural Afghans is more urgent than ever.

The annual conference is co-hosted by the Humanitarian Centre, a network connecting academic development experts from Cambridge University with practitioners from 40 development NGOs.

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